A clock radio was taken apart during a Fix-It Clinic. The goal is to reduce the number of broken things tossed into landfills

Hennepin Fix-It clinics set the mark for other counties

The clinics inspired others to follow suit, and some are now taking clothing for repair.
West Metro
11:52am
Eric Fieldseth, who tracks invasive species for the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, measured a carp in May.

Project aims to control invasive carp west of Lake Minnetonka

Plan aims to make Minnehaha Creek district more hospitable for wildlife as well as people.
West Metro
11:34am

West metro news briefs: Edina launching new bus system

Edina is offering a new bus system that makes hourlong loops around the greater Southdale district once a week.CloverRide, a service run by Twin Cities…
West Metro
11:33am

West metro police blotter, June 24

CORCORANMAY 27Fire. Officers responded to a report of a fire in the 6600 block of Pioneer Trail. The homeowner had been burning corn husks and…
West Metro
June 21
Mary Hogan, a Minnesota ICE official, was scheduled to speak at Richfield meeting.

Richfield police change mind about inviting ICE speaker

Officials worried that U.S. border controversy would cloud local meeting.
West Metro
June 20
The city started its organized garbage collection on Oct. 3, 2016, and not all residents are happy.

State high court: Bloomington trash hauling plan can be put to vote

The Minnesota Supreme Court's ruling is a victory for Hands Off Our Cans, a residents' group opposed to Bloomington's organized trash collection system.
West Metro
June 20
Maria L. Dalton was a former firefighter in Minneapolis.

Murder charges follow overdoses of women from Edina, Ramsey

Two young daughters were in the house when police found the woman dead.
West Metro
June 20
Cristina Prodan and Joseph Porter

Charge: Ex-boyfriend says he choked Edina woman before burning body in New Orleans

New complaint notes several close encounters with police on flight south.
West Metro
June 18
Mahoo Ya, left, put down some supporting materials at the foundation a tombstone while Addison Galagan held it in place Monday. Some grave markers wei

AmeriCorps crew cleans up historic Minneapolis cemetery

Volunteers preserve and repair headstones at historic Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery
West Metro
June 18

Bail set at $100K for Renaissance festival ex-manager accused of rape

The suspended manager has an Aug. 30 court date.
West Metro
June 16
Lil Leuthard Ritter and Sister Agatha Grossman look at an old photo of Joseph Schmid and his immediate family on Sautrday.

Hundreds of Lake Minnetonka family descendants are reunited

Hundreds of Schmid descendants meet for first time and are strangers no more.
West Metro
June 16
Susie and Steve Nanney

Blaine police officer, wife killed in motorcycle crash

Four motorcyclists died on Twin Cities highways in a 24-hour span.
West Metro
June 16

West metro police blotter, June 17

BLOOMINGTON MAY 30 Check welfare. Officers responded to a request to check the welfare of an employee at a business in the 9500 block of…
West Metro
June 16

West news briefs: Richfield City Council raises tobacco age

The Richfield City Council voted last week to raise the sales age of tobacco in the city to 21, joining several other metro suburbs and…
Variety
June 15
Homewood Suites by Hilton is rising at 66th Street and York Avenue S.

How to fix ugly suburban intersections in the Twin Cities

By adapting modern design trends, an intersection near Southdale gets a much needed update.
West Metro
June 15
Ron Meshbesher

Prominent Twin Cities defense attorney Ron Meshbesher dies

He had been suffering from Alzheimer's and died Wednesday.
West Metro
June 14
A rendering of the Southwest Light Rail train passing through the Kenilworth Lagoon.

Southwest light-rail budget cuts change plans near station in Hopkins

To save money, a large maintenance and operations facility will be significantly shrunk in size.
West Metro
June 14
Berek and Amanda Awend, along with drummer Kevin Sundberg and bassist Ryan Bash, rehearsed for Sunday’s music festival at Beth El Synagogue and Beni

St. Louis Park synagogue, Catholic school come together for a 'common sound'

Music festival spotlights interfaith collaboration.
West Metro
June 14
Political newcomer Mark Haase, endorsed by the DFL for Hennepin County attorney, says “unacceptably high racial disparities” are a top priority.

Hennepin County attorney's race has a wild card: Will outside forces intervene?

Contest between Freeman and Haase could be stirred up by outside forces
West Metro
June 13
Elizabeth "Betty" Weinlick spoke with her daughter, Emily, while riding the carousel at Mall of America at the ceremony commemorating Elizabeth and he

Mall of America marks couple's whirlwind romance

A plaque in memory of David and Elizabeth Weinlick, the Twin Cities couple who were matched at the Mall of America and married on the…
West Metro
June 13
Minnesota State Patrol investigated the scene where a motorist being pursued by the State Patrol veered into a Minneapolis school playground and hit a

Mike Freeman questions chase that ended with SUV hitting 3 kids on Minneapolis playground

The motorist allegedly ran nearly two dozen stop signs while pursued. "Residential streets just aren't made for people driving 80 mph," the Hennepin County attorney said.